Author: Girl Meets Soul

Goals, Goals, Goals

I’m hitting the ground running in 2016, and no, I’m not making the traditional new year’s resolutions. I’m making goals for my blog and posting it so that you all keep me accountable!

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You Guys Really Loved These In 2015

A look back on your top favorite posts in 2015.

How to Cheat a Holiday Meal

It’s that time of year again–Thanksgiving, Christmas caroling, presents, and oh the food! If you’re hosting a holiday party or, like me, have a large number of family members coming in for the holidays, preparing that holiday dinner may seem daunting.  I know I had grand plans of creating an elaborate menu from scratch.  But . . . 16 is a large number of mouths to feed and I don’t really want to spend the entire day cooking.  So . . . here’s a holiday meal hack that will save you on time and keep your sanity in check.

A Natural Hair Inspired Halloween

Happy Halloween, Everyone!!! The costumes are out, the vibe is spooky, and fall has finally arrived in Virginia! With all the costume ideas out there this year, I decided to not only have some fun at work, but to work a costume around a fabulous protective style: Paying homage to the iconic Janelle Monae, a little extra “umph” to the classic pomp transformed this work look into a perfectly fashionable (and work-appropriate) Halloween statement. How are you rocking your natural hair this Halloween?    

Pre-poo with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Line

Originally posted on Girl Meets Soul:
This post has been a long time coming–like three months long time coming [insert shame face here].  But since I’ve slightly altered my regimen from the first time I experimented with the pre-poo, I’m going to summarize my review of the initial product combination I tried and update what my actual pre-poo regimen is today. What is a Pre-Poo? Why, I’m glad you asked! Pre-pooing refers to the process of applying oils and/or conditioners to the hair before shampooing.  If your hair is low porosity like mine and has a hard time allowing moisture in, a heat source can be used to help the oils and/or conditioners (sometimes a combination of both) penetrate the hair. What Are the Benefits of Pre-pooing? Well, as long as you don’t use a stripping shampoo post pre-poo, the process allows the hair to retain more moisture even after shampooing.  Depending on your hair type, this may allow you to (1) skip a deep conditioner if you’re in a rush or just feeling lazy…